PENANG Bersatu Youth today ticked off its Umno counterpart for demanding Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng resign over a pending corruption case.
Lim earlier today signed the “corruption-free plus 10” pledge – a modified version of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s standard pledge to fight graft.
Penang Bersatu Youth assistant secretary Aizat Khalid said Penang Umno Youth should be telling its own president, Najib Razak, to quit over allegations of his involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal.
“If the allegations are just slander by the opposition, Umno Youth should get its president to also sign the MACC pledge as prime minister, like what the Penang government has done.
“If not, at least he should attend the Nothing to Hide 2.0 programme on August 13 to counter all the ‘false’ allegations against him. We extend the invitation to him and Umno again.
“Until now, the prime minister is silent. He has given no answers and all questions about 1MDB have been rejected in the Dewan Rakyat,” he said in a statement this evening.
This morning, Penang Umno Youth chief Rafizal Abdul Rahim presented a memorandum to MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad at Komtar after the latter witnessed the Penang government’s signing of the corruption-free pledge.
Rafizal said the memorandum was to urged the MACC to assist the courts to expedite Lim’s corruption case.
He also demanded that Lim resign over the graft claims related to his purchase of his bungalow home at a discount several years ago.
Aizat added that Umno Youth should also urged the authorities to arrest businessman Low Taek Jho, known as Jho Low, as soon as possible.
Low, a known close associate of Najib, was accused of masterminding the 1MDB scandal.